Friday, November 3, 2017

Santa Mini Sessions 2017

Ell Photography's 5th Annual Holiday Mini-Sessions

This year we have Santa coming to visit Albuquerque, New Mexico !  Santa is stopping by Ell Photography on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 to see who made the naughty and nice lists!

Santa Mini-Sessions

Double Sibling Sessions for Extra Time with Santa

Double Family Sessions for Photos with AND without Santa Only one timeslot left for photos both with and without Santa.

Add-On Items

Santa is excited to meet all our ABQ kids!  I happen to know Santa personally.  He has an authentic white beard and is great with kids!  Sessions will be held at our studio, where most of your kids are already comfortable.  Mini-Sessions are 10 minutes long (25% longer than the Mall Santa and twice as long as some of the other studios). You will get all the pictures from your mini-session digitally delivered within a week of the session!  In the session, Santa will ask your little one what they want for Christmas and we will take photos of your munchkin with Santa and then the parents can also jump in a family photo with Santa as well. If you think your child might not want to sit on Santa's lap, our loveseat has room for either Mommy or Daddy to sit down next to Santa for the photos.

Our last mini-session ran on-time and moving the package structure to a digital package without a viewing worked really well to keep things flowing! We are going to include ALL the good digital images in this package and if you pick an Add-On Product above, you can choose from your digital delivery images for product fulfillment.  Please pick your product images within two days of receiving the images to make sure that your prints and gifts will arrive before Christmas!  For prints, gift boxes are available above in the Add-On drop down menu.

If you have multiple children or really want to make sure that your children are smiling together, you might consider adding extra time in the upgrades option.  (We highly recommned it!) Please contact the studio to make sure back-to-back times are available and so we can update the inventory for the checkout buttons.  We have reserved a few unlisted spots for families that need some extra time.

Due to time constraints, the mini-Sessions are all going to be with Santa in the same spot. If you want holiday portraits without Santa, we are going to offer a separate day on the same set without Santa (please call to inquire 505-933-5585).  OR if you want BOTH Santa photos AND Family holiday photos without Santa, we are offering 4 double sessions on the beginning and end of Santa's lunchtime and break where you can get both types of photos (Please Use the "Double Family Sessions for Photos with AND without Santa" purchase button for available times.)  

We ordered a gray mid-century loveseat just for this event. We will have a Christmas tree in the back, and Santa's gift sack is an uber-cute Buffalo plaid.

Festive dress is encouraged. Fancy dresses can be super cute, but if you think the material will be itchy or tight or uncomfortable, you might consider other alternatives to keep your children happy and full of smiles. Ugly sweaters, holiday pajamas, or elf costumes can also be super cute!!  Right now I am obsessed with Buffalo Check Plaid, so that could be super cute too!!

If you have trouble checking out, or it won't allow you to purchase a ticket for a certain time, that time might be sold out. (The Paypal button doesn't update the dropdown for sold out times, but won't let you checkout. I will be updating the button once a week). 

If you continue to have trouble, please send me an email to or a text to 505-933-5585 and I can investigate to make sure there's not a bug.

Since this is an event, you are purchasing a ticket for a certain time and your fee reserves your time on the calendar.  Photos will be taken smiling or screaming.  Santa screamers can also be cute, but hopefully the familiar studio environment will put your child at ease.  Please arrive early so you do not miss your timeslot. Mini-Sessions are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled to a different available timeslot up to 48 hours prior to the time.  If you miss your timeslot, we will allow you to stay on standby in case someone else misses their slot, however it is not guaranteed. Since the mini-sessions are short, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your timeslot to sign in and prepare. If you find out after booking that you will not be able to make it, you may gift your ticket to a friend, but please let us know to update our records. If you think your child might need more time to warm up, you may come earlier and play in the lobby, but you may not watch in on other prior sessions.